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The 2021 model year (MY) saw a sharp increase in the production share of light-duty hybrid electric vehicles. The production share of hybrid-electric SUVs nearly doubled from MY 2020 to MY 2021 and accounted for 4.7% of all light-duty vehicles produced. To improve fuel economy, manufacturers introduced hybrid drivetrains in MY 2000 in the sedan/wagon class. As hybrid systems have become more common, manufacturers have begun installing them in a wider array of vehicles. Hybrid pickups were introduced in MY 2018 and have seen significant growth, while the first minivan/van class hybrids appeared in MY 2021.

Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Share of All Light-Duty Vehicles Produced, by Vehicle Class, MY 2000-2021

Note: Only hybrid electric vehicles are shown. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are not included in this graph.

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2021 EPA Automotive Trends Report, EPA-420-R-21-023, November 2021.